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March 7, 2008 9:00 AM CST

Garden Sculpture Workshop

A fascinating exploration of the stone carving process

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'An Doineann' (The Tempest) was one of the artists' early fusions of the human visage with the feral and primordial forces of nature.
'An Doineann' (The Tempest) was one of the artists' early fusions of the human visage with the feral and primordial forces of nature.

Award-winning sculptor, DJ Garrity will lead a fascinating exploration of the stone carving process at the United States Botanical Garden in Washington D.C. from April 29-May 2, 2008. As the Sculptor-In-Residence of Mount Rushmore National Memorial, the artist has received a broad range of support for course development, which is reflected by the nationwide appeal of “The Rhythms of Stone Workshop”.

Teachers, stone masons and artists and from coast-to-coast have enjoyed the opportunity to attend this innovative workshop. The course blends stone carving technique and three-dimensional portraiture in a process that offers a unique garden sculpture with the creative imprint of the individual student. No experience is required and the workshop is appropriate for the novice or students with previous experience. In addition, the course is accredited for undergraduate, graduate and professional development credits.

Garrity who was named by Irish America Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Irish Americans” is leading workshops in 2008 at The Oregon Garden of Silverton, Oregon, The Chicago Botanical Garden, The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach and Blithewold Mansion and Gardens of Newport, Rhode Island. Class size is limited to 12 and students can register for the course online at www.usbg.gov/education/events/Garden-Sculpture-Carving-Stone-2008.cfm.

For more information contact Coco Provance at the USBG 202-225-1116 and visit www.djgarrity.com.


About the Author

DJ Garrity is known as a sculptor, painter and journeyman along the margins of abstract expression. The artist has subscribed to a series of independent studies, which include sojourns in Europe, Nantucket, Taos, New York City and consecutive tours of duty as the Sculptor-In-Residence of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. He has been and will remain a consummate student of the physical, cultural and emotional landscapes in which he resides.

 

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